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Self-build projects set to recommence after CIL tax is dropped

Thousands of self-build projects will be kick-started as the government announced it is to exempt all self-builders and custom builders’ clients from the community infrastructure levy (CIL). The exemption from the controversial CIL tax came into force on the 24th

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Foundations for self-build boom set in new underwriting deal between ECIC and Sennocke

In preparation for a predicted boom in the number of Self-Build and Custom Build Home projects across the UK, niche insurer, ECIC (Electrical Contractors Insurance Company) has signed a new deal with market leaders Sennocke International Insurance Services Limited, to

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Government wishes to extend self-build beyond “privileged elite”

The government has announced a chain of measures to improve the self-build market and also extend it in order to aid people that are earning lower incomes. Ministers are looking to dismantle barriers that hold back self-build projects, such as

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DCLG confirms infrastructure levy exemption for self-build projects

The government has confirmed that it will implement proposals to exempt self-build projects from a new planning levy and announced that home extensions will also not be required to pay the tariff. The government proposed introducing relief from paying the

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Help to Build could save UK self-build sector

The Government’s plans to increase the UK self-build sector from 100,000 to 200,000 over 10 years has been impeded in the last few years by planning laws, lack of lending and expensive land. However, the new Help to Build MIG

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